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Robin Thicke performs Blurred Lines at charity gala

Robin Thicke performed Blurred Lines at a charity gala in Hong Kong on Saturday (14Mar15) just days after he was ordered to pay millions of dollars to Marvin Gaye's family as part of a copyright dispute over the track.

Thicke sang his hit at a Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) fundraising event in the city which was chaired by Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow, and attended by stars including Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham and Paris Hilton.


The gig marked Thicke's first public performance of the track since he lost a major legal battle with Gaye's heirs, who successfully argued that the pop singer and his collaborator Pharrell Williams copied portions of the late star's Got To Give It Up.


The pair has been ordered to hand over $7.4 million .


During the amfAR gala, a number of special prizes were auctioned off to raise funds for the charity, including a seat at Leonardo DiCaprio's table at a fundraiser in France for his eponymous foundation. A total of four tickets for DiCaprio's event went under the hammer for a total of $1 million .